Paediatric Intensive Care (PICU)
Paediatric Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XW
Telephone: 029 20743282
The paediatric Intensive Care Unit provides holistic care for critically Ill children from across South Wales. The unit is the lead centre for children in Wales who require Intensive Care. The unit cares for children and young people up to the age of 18 years. There is a clear nursing and medical structure on the unit and evidence of good and close working arrangements across the region. The unit also operates a dedicated twenty four hour retrieval service.
Children and Young People requiring Paediatric critical care aged 0 – 18 years.
Key Learning Opportunities:
Family centred care in a critical care environment
Management of CYP requiring Intensive Care e.g. Sepis, Head Injuries, respiratory conditions.
Preparation For Practice:
Revisit lectures in modules NR2114 / 5 around specific specialities e.g. Congenital Heart Disease
Revisit sessions around PICU in module NR3191
Revisit specific clinical skills sessions e.g. Airway management and associated reading.
12.5 hour shifts rotating between days and nights.
07:30 - 20:00
19:30 - 08:00
All Wales Uniform Policy